I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) with over 25 years of experience.
Both traditional and alternative in my orientation to life, as well as in my approach to psychotherapy, I have been married for 34 years to a painting contractor.
I homeschooled my 2 children for 12 years, and have had a personal daily mindfulness practice for over 25 years
Education New York University School of Social Work 1977, Masters in Social Work
Post-graduate Training Internal Family System Therapy (IFS) Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)--Certified Matrix Reimprinting--Certified Matrix Birth Reimprinting Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) basic Psychodrama techniques Group Therapy Family Therapy
I work with clients from three basic core beliefs:
1. Psychotherapy is most effective when it is a collaborative effort between therapist and client. For true healing to take place, the focus of the work, as well as the pacing and depth of it, need to be part of an ongoing clinical dialogue.
2. Each individual has within them the knowledge and resources necessary to move toward a more fulfilled life. My job as therapist is to guide a client to identify and strengthen those resources, thereby enhancing the ability to better address current life challenges.
3. Optimal wellness comes from a balance of mind, body and spirit. It is not just behavior, but the integration of thought, feeling and spirit that needs to be in place for an individual to move forward in life.